Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of a series of unsaturated, aliphatic hydrocarbons with a carbon-carbon double bond, having the general formula CnH2n.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hydrocarbon, Cn-H2n, of the ethylene or ethene series: official name.

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  • noun organic chemistry An unsaturated, aliphatic hydrocarbon with one or more carbon–carbon double bonds.

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  • noun any unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[alk(yl) + –ene.]

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